The deck chair, often called simply the sun, is a folding Greppin, whose back is reclining on a variety of positions and which can assume a sitting or lying position, at will of the user.
Generally used for rest in open places, the deck is constructed with materials resistant to weather and so that they can be easily folded and stowed in tight spaces, during periods of disuse. Throughout the twentieth century, the sun was one of the most popular beach areas of furniture, taking the name of widely spiaggine.
The classic deck consists of a hinged frame, which is attached a sheet that serves as the seat-back. The first spiaggine not had the opportunity to adjust the back angle, then made possible by lengthening the bar afterwards.
In the '50s and '60s, in order to make more comfortable prolonged use of bathers, the chairs were equipped with various accessories such as side arms, the apoggiapiedi and sun awning. Since the 90s, the deck has been replaced in many plants, the sun lounger.
There are also chairs for indoor use, with padded materials and used as an alternative or substitute the sofa.